Open Letter to Staff and My Fellow Americans

Subject: Open Letter to Staff and My Fellow Americans
From: David Maynard
Date: 9 May 2013

To Jon Carson and the people at including the President of the United States if he is actually involved with this coalition of criminals against America.

Please take note. I did not ask to be on your mailing list and I do not support your socialist agenda or your attempt to dismantle the constitution. As a Veteran I took upon myself an oath to protect the constitution with my life. Your attempts to usurp the right to bear arms is a clear violation of the second amendment of the US Constitution. Because of these actions, I can no longer support the president nor his agenda. Our country needs to be healed not torn asunder. Please do not ask me to be a part of any more of your petitions or calls to action. I have become very disillusioned by the attempts of our president to destroy my home. The second amendment was inserted into the constitution to ensure that the people have the ability to defend themselves and their communities against a tyrannical regime or from foreign invasion. It has nothing to do with hunting or the sport of target practice. I will forever respectfully submit to the rule of law but will not allow tyranny to prevail or overreaching control to the level of oppression by an administration to destroy my country.

The oath I took when I joined the armed services of this great nation read:

"I,____________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to the regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

The UCMJ states in Article 92 that I must obey all Lawful Orders given to me by my superiors. It also provides that I can be prosecuted for following unlawful orders. The destruction of the constitution is an unlawful order.

If the president has decides to usurp the second amendment or any other part of the constitution, he becomes a domestic enemy of the people and the constitution. If it is your contention and position that the president is upholding the constitution, then you and your organization are committing treason by using his good name to advance your agenda, which in turn makes you and your organization guilty of treason and subject to arrest and prosecution as well as making you and your organization a domestic enemy and someone that the might of the US Armed Forces needs to deal with the same way we do our foreign enemies. I will submit this letter as well as your email to as many news outlets as I can reach in an effort to peacefully out your intentions and attempt to stop you legally since this is my right under the first amendment of the US Constitution.

Yes there is an evil in our country but it does not lie in an inanimate object, it lies in the mind of the wielder of that object. It is no different than when a person gets behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated and runs down innocent pedestrians or a sober driver with a car full of children. Do we attempt to ban or control the sale of cars? No we address the issue of the driver whether that be the vehicle owner or a criminal who has stolen that vehicle. This mental evil needs to be addressed through the use of mental health professionals. This is where you should spend your energy.

Most health insurance companies do not fund mental health treatments or their prescription medications necessary to stabilize these mentally ill individuals. There are other issues plaguing this great nation but the way to address it is not the dismantling one of the greatest document ever written, rather it is to look at and address these ills in a thoughtful way. Address the evil, not the tool.

There are already enough regulations governing the purchase and possession of firearms. I have never known a criminal to go to a firearms distributor to purchase a firearm. They do not subject themselves to background checks, nor do they particularly care about the fact that there is a law against what they are doing, hence the word ‘criminal’. I think a more sensible way to address this would be to enact a law requiring firearms owners to secure their weapons so that there is no unauthorized access to them in the first place. The key to firearm control is responsible ownership not restrictive controls and confiscation. We need tougher laws governing the punishment of crimes involving firearms not laws to dis empower the law abiding citizens.

Thank You,

David Maynard
US Air Force Security Police Veteran and Patriot

From: "Jon Carson,"
To: David Maynard
Sent: Monday, May 6, 2013 12:20 PM
Subject: It'd be a real shame if your name wasn't on this:

Friend --

The gun lobby is pretty happy with itself.

They succeeded in scaring members of Congress into voting against something that 90 percent of Americans -- and 74 percent of NRA members -- support.

They like it the way things are, where the most powerful interest groups in Washington get to override the voices of millions of Americans.

OFA will be the grassroots movement that counteracts that. We're going to show members of Congress that, if you stand up to the special interests, the people in your districts will be right there to get your back.

Our petition to Congress is going to the printers at midnight tonight. It'd be a real shame if it didn't have your name on it, wouldn't it?

We'll never be as deep-pocketed or as well-connected as the gun lobby.

What we have is better. It's the voices of real Americans who are standing up and saying they've seen enough of gun violence tearing apart communities like Newtown and Tucson and Aurora and Chicago.

Together, we're committing to keep fighting for this issue until something is done. We will be heard -- and it's time for our lawmakers in Washington to find their courage to stand up to a political bully.

Add your name to OFA's petition to congressional leaders before midnight to demand that they take action to reduce gun violence:

Let's go.


Jon Carson
Executive Director
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